Scores on Day 2 of Windwards T20
Roseau, Dominica, CMC – Defending champions Dominica suffered a blow to their title defence when they crashed to a narrow three-run defeat to Grenada in the second round of the Windward Islands Twenty20 Championship.
Chasing 147 to win, Dominica were bowled out for 143 from their full quota of overs at Windsor Park, to lose their first match of the tournament which started Thursday.
In Grenada's score of 146, captain, West Indies batsman Andre Fletcher scored an even 50 off 43 balls while Tade Carmichael bolstered the innings with a quick fire 39 from only 19 balls. Left-handed West Indies opener Devon Smith contributed 26. Ray Casimir was the best bowler for Dominica, taking 3-34 from his four overs.
When Dominica batted, they were rocked by West Indies fast bowler Nelon Pascal who took three wickets to send the hosts tumbling to 7-3 after three overs. Pascal, who finished with 3-33, removed opening batsman Tyron Theophille and captain Liam Sebastien in consecutive balls in his first over.
Vincent Casimir, Junior Jervier and Kevin James all scored 28 to lead the fightback while Martin Matthew, who was brought into the squad after injuries forced a few players out, weighed in with 24. Akim Alexis finished with 2-28.
In the day’s other match, St.Lucia bounced back from their defeat to Dominica the previous day, to cruise past St Vincent and the Grenadines by 19 runs. St Lucia took first knock and chalked up 148-9 in 20 overs with Johnson Charles top scoring with 28. Denis Louis got 26 and Alex Antoine hit 23.
Dyke Cato was the pick of the bowlers with 3-20 while Kissinger McLean finished with 2-26. Hyon Shallow then hit an unbeaten 57 but SVG fell short of their target, reaching 129 for seven in their 20 overs. For St. Lucia, Craig Emmanuel took 2-23 while Sherlon Isidore bagged 2-29.
Grenada beat Dominica by three runs
Grenada 146-6 off 20 overs (Andre Fletcher 50, Tade Carmichael 39, Devon Smith 26; Ray Casimir 3-34) Dominica 143 all out off 20 overs (Vincent Casimir 28, Junior Jervier 28, Kevin James 28; Martin Matthew 24; Nelon Pascal 3-33, Akim Alexis 2-28)
St Lucia beat St Vincent and the Grenadines by 19 runs.
St Lucia 148-9 off 20 overs (Johnson Charles 28, Denis Louis 26, Alex Antoine 23; Dyke Cato 3-20, Kissinger McLean 2-26) SVG 129-7 off 20 overs (Hyron Shallow 57 not out; Craig Emmanuel 2-23, Sherlon Isidore 2-29)